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February 11, 2024

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Miami – The U.S. Division of Agriculture has launched a brand new report revealing one other slew of federal Animal Welfare Act violations on the Miami Seaquarium—together with a dolphin discovered with a 2-inch nail in his throat—so a big pod of PETA supporters and anti-captivity demonstrators will dump a bucket of nails exterior the workplace of Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava on Monday within the first of a two-part motion to demand that officers shut down the notoriously derelict marine park. The dolphin defenders will launch one other motion on Friday morning exterior an occasion hosted by Levine Cava on the Joseph Caleb Auditorium.

a group of PETA supporters protesting to close down Miami Seaquarium, mayor

PETA supporters converge exterior the workplace of Mayor Daniella Levine Cava final month to demand the closure of the Miami Seaquarium. Credit score: PETA

“Animals will proceed to undergo and die so long as this sleazy, incompetent abusement park stays open,” says PETA Govt Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is looking on Mayor Levine Cava and county officers to place the ultimate nail within the Seaquarium’s coffin and use their authority to assist get these animals moved to respected services, the place they’ll lastly obtain the care they want.”

The USDA report additionally revealed such critical failures as not having the essential gear wanted to supply animals with essential veterinary care and neglecting to schedule cataract surgical procedure for a sea lion whose eye ache turned so extreme that she started refusing meals. Dolphins have been additionally discovered with different harmful overseas objects of their mouths and throats; a dolphin was kicked within the mouth by a buyer throughout an interplay; and quite a few dilapidated enclosures have been as soon as once more discovered to include rust, mildew, and effervescent paint.

The place:           Outdoors the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Workplace, Stephen P. Clark Heart, 111 N.W. First St., Miami
When:             Monday, February 12, 12 midday

The place:           Outdoors the Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami
When:             Friday, February 16, 9:30 a.m.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals should not ours to make use of for leisure or abuse in every other approach”—factors out that Each Animal Is Somebody and provides free Empathy Kits for individuals who want a lesson in kindness.

For extra info, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.

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